John Newton, 1774, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 57
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds|
In a believer's ear?
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drives away his fear.
2. It makes the wounded spirit whole,
3. Dear name! The rock on which I build,
4. By thee my prayers acceptance gain|
Although with sin defiled,
Satan accuses me in vain,
And I am owned a child.
5. Jesus, my Shepherd, Husband, Friend,
6. Weak is the effort of my heart,
7. Till then I would Thy love proclaim|
With every fleeting breath;
And may the music of Thy name
Refresh my soul in death.
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